Gift from a Foodie: Pretzel Pralines

Thursday, December 27, 2007

chocolate drizzled peanut butter pretzel pralineThis recipe from the chef blog Ideas in Food is the perfect combination of salty, sweet, crunchy, chocolaty goodness. It’s the sort of snack that you want to curl up with on a rainy day, take home to meet the parents, hold in your hands on a long walk down the beach… yeah, it’s pretty good.

A bag of this will be a most welcome gift for any occasion, plus it really is a snap to make. All it requires is a moment of constant stirring and the patience to let it cool for 10 minutes.

Here’s the link to basic Pretzel Praline Recipe at Ideas in Food. It’s one of those processes that don’t need a recipe after you’ve tried it once or twice. You add pretzels to a pan with sugar, stir till the sugar browns, stir in butter, and then spread to cool. The candy finish will be snappy and crunchy when cool, so make sure to spread your hot pretzel pieces out when they are cooling so that they will be in smaller chunks.

Pretzel Praline Recipe Variations

For these variations, I added the Flavors in the butter step, after the sugar has browned.

chocolate drizzled peanut butter pretzel praline

I have a feeling this recipe will extend itself to itself to include the candying of many more ingredients. I’m just waiting for an excuse to add bacon. Quick, before New Year Resolutions strike!



posted December 27th, 2007 at 8:54 pm

I wish I had stumbled upon this page back before Christmas, it would be a keeper for the gift-making list! As it is, I guess I’ll just have to make them and keep them all for myself, lol! Thanks for the ideas!

- piratesknit2
posted December 28th, 2007 at 8:41 pm

I’ll bet this would taste awesome with Champagne! Or, as we call it in the non pinkies out world, Sparkling Wine. :-)

- Cakespy
posted December 29th, 2007 at 8:39 am

Those look great. I think I’ll make some for New Year’s Eve. I made a batch of Peppered Pecans from the Zingerman’s cookbook for Christmas, and I want to make some more of those too. They’re totally addictive – sugar, butter, egg white, gingerbread type spices, and a whole lot of freshly ground black pepper. Bake in the oven until they’re dry and toasty. Really awesome.

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